by Rich Pasco
Revised Wednesday, January 14, 2004
Copyright © 2004 Richard Pasco

Sleep is a Windows 32-bit console utility to wait for a specified number of seconds, during which it yields CPU to other tasks.

License is free to end users, but I retain the copyright. This program is shared "as-is" without warranty, promise of support, or liability for consequences of its use.

Calling syntax

Command-line invocation is according to the syntax:

  sleep n ...
where n is the number of seconds to wait.


  1. Download and open
  2. Move sleep.exe into any directory on your command PATH.
  3. Save sleep.html (this file) for future reference.

Author: Rich Pasco